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Item 52637

Carnegie Library, Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1920 Location: Fairfield Media: Postcard

Item 79368

Carnegie letter establishing library gift, Rumford, 1903

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1903 Location: Rumford Media: Ink on paper

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Andrew Carnegie bookplate, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Cary Memorial Library in Wayne Date: circa 1915 Location: Wayne Media: Ink on paper


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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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Waterville Public Library

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

Andrew Carnegie libraries don't all look the same, but many have the same kind of windows that the Guilford Memorial Library's original building has.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Project Partners

… donation from library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The library is home to approximately 45,000 items including books, newspapers, magazines…